Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1989-1998 Repair Guide

Distributor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Label and disconnect the distributor electrical harness.
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On some engines, it may be necessary to label and remove the distributor wires and cap in order to gain clearance to remove the distributor.

  1. Remove the distributor cap and position it aside with the ignition wires still attached.
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  3. Matchmark the position of the rotor to the distributor housing and the distributor housing to the engine.
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  5. Remove the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp.
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  7. Remove the distributor from the engine.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Use an appropriate size wrench to remove the distributor hold-down bolt



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Fig. Fig. 2: Pull the distributor straight upward to remove it from the engine block



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Fig. Fig. 3: Be sure to carefully inspect the distributor seal for damage after removal

To install:

Before installation, inspect the distributor O-ring and drive gear for wear and/or damage. Rotate the distributor shaft to make sure it moves freely, without binding.

Engine Not Disturbed
  1. Install the distributor, aligning the distributor housing and rotor with the matchmarks made during removal.
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  3. Install the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp. Only snug the bolt at this time.
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  5. Connect the distributor electrical harness.
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  7. Install the distributor cap and wires.
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Make sure the ignition wires are securely connected to the distributor cap and spark plugs.

  1. Connect the negative battery cable.